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Date: 10/10/12 8:36 PM

I'm looking for an embroiderly machine that will do lots of different types of lettering fonts. I understand that some will come built in, but then can you purchase different font designs to download? I would really like more than just the standard fonts. I was looking particularly at the janome 350. thanks.

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Date: 10/11/12 3:36 AM

You can always buy a design card to insert into the machine or buy individual fonts online. Transfer the online fonts using the USB cable.

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Date: 10/11/12 9:02 AM

Also there is software available like Embird's font engine that will take any true type font and turn it into a design (digitize). Although you have to have the basic embird first. Most machines only have a few fonts built in. The rest are embroidery designs you buy or make yourself as mentioned above. Font collecting can be addicting. I believe there are stand alone font digitizers available. Embird works with just about all home embroidery machines. It's a module oriented program so after you buy the basic editing, view software you can add what you want.
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There are others out there but most people find this to be the best value for the money
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Date: 10/11/12 9:55 AM

Thanks for the info! Embroidery can be very hi-tech!

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Date: 10/11/12 10:28 AM

Yes it can be. That was always my gripe especially early on. The dealers didn't always know anything beyond using the designs that came with the machines. If you aren't comfortable with a computer even harder to understand downloading and saving designs to use later etc. And people buying software they didn't really need for what they wanted to do. I got into machine embroidery because of the tech. Now things are a little easier that you now have basically a standardized way of getting designs to the machine via usb port. Before people using the various cards, floppies, cd's. Now with most machine you can use a usb stick. The Janome 350 is an excellent stand alone embroidery machine.

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Date: 10/11/12 10:45 AM

If you're looking for lots of alphabet options look @ www.emblibrary.com You might want to set a timmer because next thing you know...couple hours flew by!

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Date: 10/12/12 10:27 AM

I'm assuming that the 350 has computer connectivity such as a usb cord, stick, or ATA PC card. I have the Janome 10000 upgraded to 10001 which I believe is similar to the one you are looking at.

My "Go To" monogram and lettering program is Monogram Wizard Plus. Very important that it is Plus as that is the most up to date. It has 55 fonts and you can purchase more through their online store. The quality of the stitch out is really great. It works as sort of a virtual letter that you can make smaller, larger, thicker, thinner, thick underlay or not, satin or fill, etc. Only when you are done fooling around with it do you save your design as a stitch file, .jef in your case at a guess, and it becomes a design that you can use in your machine.

I also have Janome Digitizer MBX, their most recent digitizing program. That's a really hefty price but great to have if you want to learn to digitize your own designs. They have quite a number of built in fonts and you can arrange them in various configurations.

Then of course you can purchase fonts as others have mentioned.

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